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Ghost in the Shell

Comparison:

  • Theatrical Version
  • Ghost in the Shell 2.0
Release: Jun 04, 2012 - Author: kurisuteian - Translator: Mr Miau - external link: IMDB
1. Introduction

"Ghost in the Shell" ist an anime many only know because of the music video for Wamdue Project's "King of My Castle", however, it really is an anime adaptation of the manga with the same name by Maamune Shirow. The movie was internationally commended and is supposed to have been used as inspiration for "The Matrix".


2. Ghost in the Shell 2.0

"Ghost in the Shell 2.0" is a revised version of the original movie and should not be confused with the sequel "Ghost in the Shell 2: Innocence".

The movie material was digitally redone and many color filters were applied. Scenes which were rather green before now have an orange feel to it. Selected scenes were replaced by computer animations that remind of the sequel. This can especially be seen during the opening sequence.

The complete audio track was newly recorded and mixed in 6.1 surround. Some of the dialog was modernized during the process, the Puppet Master now also has a female voice.

Following are a few pictures from both versions for comparison:

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:




4. This Comparison

Compared here are the 1995 Theatrical Version and the "Ghost in the Shell 2.0" Version of 2008, both taken from the DVD by Manga Entertainment.

There is a total of 46 alterations:
- 38 newly animated scenes
- 7 missing scenes
- 1 replaced scene

Note: Scenes which are only a few frames shorter will not be mentioned here.

1st Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 0:00 - 1:09
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 0:00 - 1:20
The 2.0 Version is 11 seconds longer.

The prolog cannot be seen in front of a black background anymore but in front of a colorful and animated one.

The view of a digital city map was revised, it now has an orange hue. These alterations can be found all over the movie.

The scenes of Major Kusanagis jump from the roof of the skyscraper were completely replaced with computer animations. In the first scene, she is still waiting for her mission to commence.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



2nd Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 1:46 - 2:02
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 1:58 - 2:14
The Theatrical Version is 0,1 seconds longer.

In the second scene on the roof, Major Kusanagi undresses. This was also replaced by a computer animations

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



3. Replaced Scenes
Theatrical Version: 2:03 - 2:16
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 2:14 - 2:21
The Theatrical Version is 7,2 seconds longer.

The Theatrical Version shows a police car starting and Major Kusanagi checking her gun. The Version 2.0 shows a (computer animated) helicopter starting instead.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



4th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 2:16 - 2:28
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 2:21 - 2:45
The 2.0 Version is 11,5 seconds longer.

The jump of the roof was also replaced with a computer animation.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



5th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 3:13 - 3:40
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 3:29 - 3:56
No difference in running time.

The vitual aquarium was enhanced with additional animations.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



6th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 3:50 - 3:53
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 4:05 - 4:10
The 2.0 Version is 1,7 seconds longer.

After Major Kusanagi has completed her mission she starts to turn her cloaking device on. This can also be seen in a new animation.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



7th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 3:55 - 4:14
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 4:12 - 4:35
The 2.0 Version is 3,5 seconds longer.

Another short shot of Major Kusanagi cloaking herself.

The title overlay was completely redone:

In the Theatrical Version, a few circuits start to flicker green and the titel is built up by pixels falling down (think Matrix).

In Version 2.0, however, small shapes (similar to computer chips?) grow together in the middle of the picture and become the new title.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



8th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 4:18 - 4:27
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 4:39 - 4:48
No difference in running time.

A brain is being scanned, this was newly animated in Version 2.0.

The opening credits were revised as well:

The Theatrical shows numbers racing through the picture and the names of the involved persons slowly can be discerned.

In Version 2.0, some shapes connect again and form different body parts of Major Kusanagi, the names of the creators are simple overlays in the foreground.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



9th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 4:37 - 4:42
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 4:58 - 5:03
No difference in running time.

Further opening credits have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



10th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 4:54 - 5:04
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 5:15 - 5:25
No difference in running time.

Further CT-ish images and opening credits have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



11th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 5:16 - 5:23
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 5:37 - 5:44
No difference in running time.

Further opening credits have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



12th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 5:30 - 5:40
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 5:51 - 6:01
No difference in running time.

Further CT-ish images and opening credits have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



13th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 5:53 - 6:04
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 6:14 - 6:25
No difference in running time.

Further CT-ish images and opening credits have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



14th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 6:09 - 6:14
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 6:30 - 6:35
No difference in running time.

Further and opening credits have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



15th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 6:22 - 6:28
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 6:43 - 6:49
No difference in running time.

Further opening credits have been replaced.

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16th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 6:42 - 7:01
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 7:03 - 7:22
No difference in running time.

Further opening credits have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



17th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 8:16 - 8:34
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 8:37 - 8:55
Version 2.0 is 0,3 seconds longer.

Further opening credits have been replaced.

The landing of the chopper is cg in the 2.0 Version.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



18th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 8:34 - 8:39
The Theatrical Version is 5,6 seconds longer.

Version 2.0 lacks two short shots of a politician leaving the chopper aftr its landing.

Screens only from the Theatrical Version:



19th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 9:59 - 10:03
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 10:14 - 10:24
Version 2.0 is 5,6 seconds longer.

Further CT-ish images of a brain have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



20th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 10:04 - 10:08
The Theatrical Version is 4,7 seconds longer.

Version 2.0 lacks a short shot of Aramaki walking across the room.

Screens only from the Theatrical Version:



21st Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 11:01 - 11:05
The Theatrical Version is 4,0 seconds longer.

Version 2.0 lacks one of several shots of the fembot on the exam table.

Screens only from the Theatrical Version:



22nd Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 11:05 - 11:10
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 11:16 - 11:23
Version 2.0 is 2,7 seconds longer.

Further CT-ish images of a brain have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



23rd Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 15:46 - 15:54
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 15:54 - 16:07
Version 2.0 is 5,0 seconds longer.

A further shot of a virtual city map has been replaced by cg shots.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



24. Missing Scene
Theatrical Version: 16:03 - 16:10
The Theatrical Version is 6,9 seconds longer.

Version 2.0 lacks a shot of Major Kusanagi giving the order to search the suspect's apartment.

Screens from the Theatrical Version:



25th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 16:17 - 16:28
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 16:22 - 16:33
Version 2.0 is 0,4 seconds longer.

A further shot of a virtual city map has been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



26th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 17:20 - 17:24
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 17:25 - 17:29
No difference in running time.

A further shot of a virtual city map has been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



27th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 27:39 - 29:05
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 27:39 - 28:50
The Theatrical Version is 16,8 seconds longer.

Major Kusanagi's long dive has almost been completely replaced by cg shots. Some of them have been removed for what reason Version 2.0 is a couple of seconds shorter.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



28. Missing Scene
Theatrical Version: 35:07 - 35:12
The Theatrical Version is 6,0 seconds longer.

After approx. 33 minutes, kind of an "Intermission" with 3 minutes of daily routine images are being shown while there's calming and mytical choir music audible in the background.

Version 2.0 lacks a very short and trivial shot.

Screens only from the Theatrical Version:



29th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 37:21 - 37:23
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 37:05 - 37:08
No difference in running time.

After connection the fembot to the computer, some pattern appear. Those have been edited for Version 2.0.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



30th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 38:42 - 38:51
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 38:27 - 38:35
No difference in running time.

A hologram of a brain is cg as well.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



31st Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 39:16 - 39:28
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 39:01 - 39:12
No difference in running time.

Ditto.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



32nd Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 40:11 - 40:25
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 39:55 - 40:09
No difference in running time.

Aramaki turns off the hologram of the brain which has been edited, too.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



33rd Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 44:20 - 44:36
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 44:04 - 44:24
Version 2.0 is 4,8 seconds longer.

Togusa logs into the security network of Section 9. Theose scenes are newly-animated as well.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



34. Missing Scene
Theatrical Version: 49:59 - 50:03
The Theatrical Version is 3,3 seconds longer.

Version 2.0 lacks a shot of the intruder escaping from Section 9.

Screens onyl from the Theatrical Version:



35th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 50:56 - 51:02
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 50:39 - 50:45
No difference in running time.

A further shot of a virtual city map has been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



36th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 52:28 - 52:33
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 52:11 - 52:27
Version 2.0 is 11,5 seconds longer.

The taking off police chopper has been replaced by cg animations as well.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



37th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 54:32 - 54:34
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 54:26 - 54:29
Version 2.0 is 0,5 seconds longer.

And another replaced shot of a virtual city map.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



38th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 54:51 - 54:53
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 54:45 - 54:48
Version 2.0 is 0,5 seconds longer.

Same here.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



39th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 54:58 - 55:24
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 54:52 - 55:18
No difference in running time.

After approx. 54 minutes, another "Intermission" follows. The "Intermission" shows footage of the task force preparing and moving to the final destination. During these scenes, nobody speaks. Instead, there's calming music in the background again.

The scenes with the chopper and a further one of a virtual city map have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



40th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 57:36 - 57:43
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 57:31 - 57:38
Version 2.0 is 0,5 seconds longer.

And again the virtual map.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



41st Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 57:58 - 58:05
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 57:53 - 58:06
Version 2.0 is 5,8 seconds longer.

Further shots of the virtual map and the chopper have been replaced.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



42. Missing Scene
Theatrical Version: 58:05 - 58:18
The Theatrical Version is 13,0 seconds longer.

Version 2.0 lacks one of several shots at HQ.

Screens only from the Theatrical Version:



43rd Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 60:20 - 60:21
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 60:07 - 60:08
The Theatrical Version is 0,04 seconds longer.

After the task force's arrival at their destination, Major Kusanagi leaves the chopper. The chopper has been re-animated, Major Kusanagi hasn't.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



44th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 61:07 - 61:12
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 60:53 - 60:58
No difference in running time.

The scenes of the chopper tearing down the glass roof with the tachikoma are new animations as well.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



45th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 73:14 - 73:18
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 72:58 - 73:08
Version 2.0 is 6,6 seconds longer.

Just before Major Kusanagi's body get destroyed, she sees something like an "Angel of Death". In Version 2.0, it became kind of a "Light at the End of the Tunnel".

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:



46th Newly Animated Scene
Theatrical Version: 77:27 - 82:35
Ghost in the Shell 2.0: 77:17 - 83:17
Version 2.0 is 51,7 seconds longer.

After Major Kusanagi got a new body, she looks at the silhouette of the city which is shining in new splendor in Version 2.0.

The end credits of Version 2.0 are longer than the end credits of the Theatrical Version.

Theatrical Version:Ghost in the Shell 2.0:

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